JDS architects: new faaborg harbour bath winning design JDS architects: new faaborg harbour bath winning design
mar 27, 2011

JDS architects: new faaborg harbour bath winning design

‘faaborg harbour bath’ by JDS architects in faaborg, denmark all images courtesy JDS architects




JDS architects, KLAR, creo architects and sloth-møller engineers have won first prize to design the new faaborg harbour bath in the south of fyn, denmark. revolving around the idea of creating an open sea bathing area, the branch-like design includes changing rooms, a sauna and a 300 square meter meeting point for boat tourism on land.

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with various functions defined by a pier in the bath, the resulting ‘finger plan’ generates open basins between four baths bridges of different width and length. ramps, stairs, and informal sitting opportunities in staged platforms create a number of different settings around the water. the new bath will be a point of interest for the town of faaborg, serving as a public water space which attracts visitors and invites the locals to enjoy water sports.

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schematic diagrams (top left) directions of bathing piers (top right) programmatic distribution (bottom left) pool (bottom right) pavilions

accessibility diagrams



project info:


size: 1,600 + 500 sqm client: faaborg kommune collaborators: KLAR, creo arkitekter, sloth-møllerdesign team: julien de smedt, kristoffer harling, henning stüben, dorte børresen (KLAR)

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